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Monday, March 27, 2017

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Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s books radiate light and love


I am so sick of woo-woo moments I could scream. Yes, woo-woo moments — phenomena called synchronicity by physicists and Jungians — those tiny, magical occasions of stars aligning, of paths crossing, of spooky action at a distance, courted by and beloved of romantics and writers everywhere. I’m having way too many of them, and […]

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Win a DVD of the animated film “Sing”


Enter below to win a DVD of the animated movie “Sing,” featuring the voices of Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon. Set in a world like ours, but entirely inhabited by animals, “Sing” stars Buster Moon (McConaughey), a dapper koala who presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times.  Buster is an eternal […]

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Win a family four-pack of tickets to see the Harlem Globetrotters


Enter below for a chance to win a family four-pack of tickets to the Harlem Globetrotters’ new 2017 World Tour at Glendale’s Gila River Arena at 7 p.m. Friday, April 7. Just one year after setting seven official Guinness World Records, the Harlem Globetrotters broke a single-day total of nine Guinness World Records this year, […]

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University of Arizona study: Naps may help preschoolers learn


A new study from the University of Arizona suggests naptime boosts language learning in preschool-age children. Researchers found 3-year-olds who napped after learning new verbs had a better understanding of the words when tested 24 hours later. The findings suggest parents may want to consider maintaining regular naptimes for preschoolers, says lead study author Michelle […]

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Childsplay’s “Interrupting Vanessa” highlights importance of friendship


In 10-year-old Vanessa’s world, imaginary friends seem real, while real friends are nowhere to be found. Dealing with the loss of her father, she likes nothing better than to stay in her room alone, where she can create inventions out of found objects. But her mother has other ideas. She invites Timmy Fibbins over to […]

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Win four tickets to Childsplay’s “Interrupting Vanessa”


Congratulations Michelle Raizer! She has won a family four-pack of tickets to Childsplay’s “Interrupting Vanessa” at Tempe Center for the Arts. The show runs weekends March 25-April 2.  

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Win tickets to Valley Youth Theatre’s “The Secret Garden”

A gate hides a green, flower-filled garden

Congratulations Ingrida Jekimovaite! She has won a family four-pack of tickets to “The Secret Garden” at Valley Youth Theatre in Phoenix April 7-23. Check the VYT website for showtimes.  

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Urban Jungle Fun Park opens indoor playground in Mesa


A giant indoor playground has opened in Mesa. Urban Jungle Fun Park offers trampolines, indoor climbing walls that look like skyscrapers, a ninja play area, super slides, an obstacle course, life-size interactive video games, a ball-blaster arena and a multilevel play structure built for kids and adults. The 18,000-square-foot, $1.5-million facility also features Urban Tot, […]

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Decision about new two-dose HPV vaccination starts early


At my 10-year-old daughter’s last doctor’s visit, I was given all the routine information: height and weight compared to her peers, plus recommendations for healthier eating and better sleeping habits. Pretty run-of-the-mill stuff. But then the doctor pivoted to medical advice I wasn’t expecting. He recommended Victoria get her first HPV vaccination at her next […]

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Summer day camps – environment/sustainability

summer camps, Arizona, Audubon Arizona, day camps, Phoenix

Audubon Arizona 3131 S Central Ave, Phoenix 602-468-6470 x125 • Camp Audubon Adventures. Ages 8-12. Weekly nature themes feature archery, animal tracking, hiking, wilderness skills, stargazing and more. Includes one- or two-night camping trip at Camp Colley in Payson. One-week sessions 8am-4pm. $260-$320. Desert Botanical Garden 1201 N Galvin Parkway, Phoenix 480-481-8123 • […]

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